There is a local photography competition coming up soon, called “Life in Marylebone”. I enjoy seeing new pictures of my neighbourhood, so please do enter the competition!
The organisers are looking for images that evoke the people, landscape, scenes, or any detail of daily life in Marylebone.
I am planning to enter the contest, so I shouldn’t be encouraging competitors, should I? Never mind, here is what you need to know.
Photos must be taken within the area defined as the old Borough of Marylebone, and must be taken between 18 and 27 April 2014 (so I can’t just re-use old photos from this blog!).
Click here for more details of the competition.
So where are the boundaries of Marylebone?
For this competition, most of Regent’s Park is included, but not all. So I’d better be careful when I’m taking photos in case my goslings stray over the border. Oxford Street marks the southern border, separating us from Mayfair. On the western side, the Edgware Road divides Marylebone from Bayswater and Hyde Park.
To the east of Marylebone is the district of Fitzrovia. The local website Fitzrovia News reported the recent discussion at our local council about this boundary in the context of town planning. There was a big tussle over Great Portland Street before it finally landed in Fitzrovia. However, we can take our photos as far east as Cleveland Street for this competition.
So don’t forget, if you’re in Marylebone, carry your camera from 18th April.